Kealaula on Pua Loke

Shioi Construction is the general contractor for the County of Kauai's Kealaula on Pua Loke Supportive Housing Development. This is a two-phase project consisting of a total of 16 buildings (an administration building, 11 one-bedroom duplex buildings, and four studio duplex buildings) with 29 units for houseless families. The project includes constructing a sewer lift station and upgrading the existing Spark Matsunaga Memorial Garden with walkways, landscaping, a gazebo, a peace pole, site furniture, signage, and peace tiles designed by keiki and kupuna.

Women In Need (WIN) will manage the facility and provide residents with necessary social services. WIN Program Director Kimberly Cummings shared, "The team at Shioi, Conrad Murashige, Val Tokuuke, Kaulupono Perez and many others, has been wonderful. As you know in the construction business, there can be many barriers and holdups, but they have been on our side, leading the way throughout the entire process. They've dealt with many vendors, orders, changes, updates, requests, and the list goes on and on. They have excelled in every aspect. We are thankful to Shioi Construction for the services they have provided to the County of Kauai, to Women in Need, and the community as a whole, we are forever grateful." View the County of Kauai's announcement and video of the virtual opening.

Work Scope: Shioi’s work included concrete foundations, slab on grade, and utility pads; rough carpentry framing, roofing, windows, siding & trims; doors, cabinets, shelving, toilet accessories, finish hardware, and cultured marble shower surrounds; and vinyl flooring. Shioi’s subcontractor team included earthwork, plumbing, electrical and paint. Laurie Smith-Wishard and Palms Architecture provided the designs. Shioi’s team includes Val Tokuuke, Kaulupono Perez, George Gray, Twayne Cole, and Nicole Leyendeckers.

Creative Partition Systems (CPS) completed the insulation, drywall, and orange-peel texture for each building. CPS’ team includes Preston Lingaton, Eric Nagao, Jason Nagahisa, and Cindy Corona.